A 16-year-old male asked:
I'm 16, noticed a visible pulse in sync with heartbeat in stomach. never noticed before. this normal? have hypertension. strong heartbeat. anxiety
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Cardiac Electrophysiology 61 years experience
Could be normal: But, even though it would be rare at your age, an aortic or other arterial aneurysm should be ruled out. Sometimes this can be done with physical examination, but an arterial ultrasound is more accurate.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2017
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